Wattled Lapwing

The African Wattled Lapwing or Senegal Wattled Plover, Vanellus senegallus, is a large lapwing, a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae. It is a resident breeder in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests, although it has seasonal movements.

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The Wattled Lapwing is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

In flight, African Wattled Lapwings' upperwings have black flight feathers and brown coverts separated by a white bar. The underwings are white with black flight feathers. The African Wattled Lapwing has a loud peep-peep call. This species is a common breeder in wet lowland habitats, especially damp grassland. It often feeds in drier habitats, such as golf courses, picking insects and other invertebrates from the ground. It lays three or four eggs on a ground scrape. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Vanellus
Species : senegallus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)